Soundtrack Review: Halo 4 Soundtrack Vol. 2 (2013)

Soundtrack Review: Halo 4 Soundtrack Vol. 2 (2013)

Halo 4 Soundtrack Vol. 2 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Halo 4 Soundtrack Vol. 2 by Kazuma Jinnouchi and Neil Davidge.

The first Halo 4 soundtrack was awesome, it was epic, it was one of the best video game soundtrack I have ever heard. If the first volume is that great, there’s always a big risk launching a second volume. Neil Davidge was the main composer of Halo 4, but this time it’s an even mix between Jinnouchi and Davidge, and specially the former gets a bigger slice of the pie.

While the original score was hard-hitting action and epic, this score is definitely less so with a couple of exception. ‘Atonement’ is an extremely serene and beautiful cue, while ‘Gravity’ is an awesome action track. The whole score feels different though, and the change isn’t exactly good if you wanted more of the first score, but I think this score has a great potential for growth in the coming years of listening to it.

It’s a fine supplement to Halo 4, but was this score necessary? As a big fan of complete scores and more music from great franchises I have to say yes, but it’s nowhere near the first Halo 4 volume in terms of quality.


HIGHLIGHTS:
01. Atonement
02. Gravity
11. To Galaxy (Extended)
12. Lasky’s Theme
19. Never Forget (Midnight Version)

GEEK SCORE: 84

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Soundtrack Review: Halo 4 Soundtrack Vol. 2 (2013), 8.4 out of 10 based on 5 ratings

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